Margate Pride with Peter Tatchell

Labour activists and those attending this years Margate Pride had a fantastic opportunity to meet with and hear Peter Tatchell speak on Saturday 10th August. Peter, a human rights activist best known for his work with LGBT social movements and who runs the Peter Tatchell Foundation, was invited to join Margate Pride and speak at the […]

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William Harvey Hospital in Ashford, Kent

William Harvey Hospital gridlock

Ashford is too far. There’s simply no way that stroke patients from Thanet want to have to travel to the William Harvey Hospital. Well documented plans to close stroke units around Kent, including ours in Thanet, in favour of creating a new hyper acute stroke unit at William Harvey Hospital in Ashford continue to be […]

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Manston, What’s next?

We learned today that RiverOak Strategic Partnership (RSP) has purchased the Manston Airport site. Well, Stone Hill Park (SHP) seem to have been beaten down by a lack of vision, forward thinking and intransigence at Thanet District Council. Despite a robust plan for mixed use development on the Manston site and clearly demonstrating their business […]

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Think local, not Brexit on May 2

Have politics around Brexit affected how we might vote on May 2nd? BBC South East News Political Editor, Helen Catt invited myself and district council candidates to a round table discussion. Gathered on the terrace of Ramsgate’s Wetherspoon’s pub, the group, representing the mainstream parties were open about the challenges in the forthcoming local elections. […]

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Sean Gallen film montage

Documenting Thanet gentrification

Sean Gallen is studying to be a journalist. The university student is about to complete his degree and recently submitted a film about Thanet as part of his course. Having received a request from Sean for an interview and local insight, he and I spent a few hours criss-crossing the Isle as he researched his […]

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